In Weakness

Have you ever felt like just when you pray to God that you want him to do something great in your life? Just when you come under conviction of a sin or the conviction that you have talents and gifts you haven’t used, and you are now ready to do something that you’ve never done for God – and then Satan and all the forces of hell come and smack you right up against the head? Just remember that happened to Jesus also. He was rejected by his own hometown, he could do very little there, Mt. 13:58. Then he receives news that his cousin, his forerunner in minister is executed by Herod (John’s head is cut off to appease Herod’s stepdaughter). Man, you talk about depressing! But this is when God can use us with the greatest power. We realize how weak and powerless we are, then God can do some of his greatest work. Paul testified that he prayed to God three times to have his thorn removed (I know myself and my pray request of God would be somewhere around 3,000 times) and God said no each time. But the final statement from God to Paul and us was this: “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9. That certainly goes against us in so many ways. We want power, we want to be powerful, we want to conquer and win battles, and yet God is telling us that he does his best work when we are weak and feel useless. Now that doesn’t mean we don’t get out and do the work, but we realize that we have no ability to do it on our own, our power is so weak to accomplish the goal that only God can do it. That’s when God will show up and show off. Remember this as we pray today: before God will work through you, he wants to do his work in you! God is working to bring us to that place, where in all of our weakness he can do something amazing. Let’s let God do something amazing in us today, pray that we will let him work in us today.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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